Fresh off the release of his dissatisfying seven-track EP, Realms which featured Nigerian-American rap star Wale on the remix of fan-favorite, Again, Wande Coal shares the video for the standout track repurposed as a short film. With the artists unable to shoot a video together due to Covid-19 related restrictions, Wande Coal issues this short film which is inspired by the track to hold fans over until such time that an official video can be released. The short film is directed by Adasa Cookey who held the directorial reins in the video for the original song.
Speaking about the video’s intention, Adasa Cookey says that it’s an exploration of love, friendship, and betrayal much like the dominant theme of the first.
“The narrative was inspired by one of the strongest lines in the song: ‘No mind them. Them dey lie to you. Them talk sey me I no good for you.’ For me, the line hits on a subject that is often not discussed: The influence of friends on the outcome of relationships. In this case, that influence is made more powerful by jealousy and desperation.”
On the remix itself, Wande Coal summarized his collaboration with Wale as a great one on a remix of one of his biggest records in no less.
“When Wale first hit the scene working with people like Lady Gaga and Rick Ross, it was a big inspiration for us in Nigeria to see a Nigerian rapper in the States having success at such a high level.”